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Adopt an animal at Micke Grove Zoo

The zoo is home to this black-handed spider monkey indigenous to Mexico, Central America and Bolivia.


POSTED June 23, 2012 1:37 a.m.

The Micke Grove Zoo gives folks and opportunity to adopt their favorite animal.

More importantly, the Zoo Parent program helps support the operation and development of the five-acre facility celebrating its 55th anniversary.

 A “Creature Comfort” package goes for $25 and includes a personalized certificate, photo of your favorite animal, a fact sheet with species info, recognition for a full year, and an invitation to attend the annual Zoo Parents Members event.

The “Share the Care” package is $50 and has all the benefits of the “Creature Comfort” along with four zoo admission passes, and recognition in the Zoo newsletter.

The zoo lost its national accreditation about six years ago. Part of the reason for that was the outdated and aging facilities. The zoo also lacked veterinary space and was in the process of expanding the clinic and constructing a new east-end exhibit.

Work came to a halt as funding ran out in 2009.

The Micke Grove Zoological Society is a longtime supporter of the zoo and its programs. This non-profit group recently hired a consultant with hopes of privatizing the zoo and reclaiming the lost accreditation.

More information on becoming a Zoo Parent can be obtained by calling 209-339-1096 or logging on to 


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